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University of Bedfordshire

Physical Education QTS - Secondary

UCAS Code: X1C6
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Training teachers
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
99% MED
Average graduate salary
£22k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Including grade B in A-level PE.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

104 - 112 UCAS Tariff points

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Sports-based pathway preferable.

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Train for a career where you will inspire and influence young people - giving them the motivation, confidence, competence and understanding to lead a physically active life. Develop your understanding of teaching and learning, and apply it in practice via placement in each year of study, supported by a mentor and university-based staff. Become an outstanding teacher of Physical Education with recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), competent to teach a range of physical activities to children aged 11-16 (16-19 with enhancement). This course is accredited by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (a department of the Department for Education).


At each stage you will study practical, theoretical and professional areas. During levels 1 and 2, students will follow a broad-based course structure. In levels 3 and 4 you can specialise by choosing options in practice to suit future career aspirations. In addition, you will undertake placements in stages 1, 2 and 3. The professional element contains discrete areas within the physical education component, while the theoretical topics enable you to make an informed contribution to post-16 teaching.

University of Bedfordshire

Students relaxing on campus

The University of Bedfordshire is a modern and ambitious institution with students from more than 100 countries around the world, providing a truly global academic experience. Beds SU is here to ensure you get the most out of your time here - from academic to social, and support when you need it. For sport, head to our 8m Sport Science Centre, which was also used by Olympic athletes.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
72% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
42% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
310 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 99% MED
Average graduate salary £22k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The stats above mainly cover teaching degrees for training and qualifying in primary school education. These tend to be three or four-year courses — check with course tutors about how long you will need to study to get your Qualified Teacher Status. Most graduates go into teaching roles — usually primary school teaching, so these courses have good employment rates and starting salaries. We have a shortage of teachers of all kinds, which is deepening, and whilst many of the most severe are at secondary level, the prospects for this degree are not likely to take a downturn any time soon.
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